APRN & RN Licensure Map

NCSBN’s APRN Campaign for Consensus: State Progress toward Uniformity

APRN & RN Licensure

While many BONs have the equivalent of a license, in order to maintain uniformity with the Consensus Model this map illustrates which jurisdictions use the term "license" in authorizing APRN practice. Hover over the red states to see what other term is used.

Independent: No requirement for a written collaborative agreement, no supervision, no conditions for practice, may follow a statutorily required period of practice under a collaborative/supervisory agreement.

Not Independent: A written agreement exists that specifies scope of practice and medical acts allowed with or without a general supervision requirement by a MD, DO, DDS, podiatrist or APRN; or direct supervision required in the presence of a licensed, MD, DO, DDS, podiatrist or APRN with or without a written practice agreement, or other conditions to practice.

Prescriptive Authority: An APRN is authorized to prescribe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies beyond the perioperative and periprocedural periods.

Updated as of 08/9/2021. Maps will be periodically updated as APRN laws change.